Teenager who shot dead two protesters in the United States expresses support for the BLM movement

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On August 26, 2020, a video was published, filmed by an eyewitness, where a crowd of rioters pursues 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, armed with a semi-automatic rifle. At some & nbsp; moment, Rittenhouse stumbles and & nbsp; falls, after which two demonstrators attack him. He & nbsp; opens fire, kills one of & nbsp; and & nbsp; wounds the second, armed with a pistol.

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